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Lessons Learned: Risk Management Issues in Genetic Counseling

Lessons Learned: Risk Management Issues in Genetic Counseling (Hardback)

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No one wants to be sued. A lawsuit is an assault on one's self-image, reputation, and livelihood. It is physically, mentally, and financially draining. The purpose of this book is (1) to provide genetic counselors with varying levels of experience and expertise with heightened awareness of the sources and processes of the law as it can affect their practice; (2) to offer them strategies for minimizing the potential for their being named in a lawsuit; and (3) to provide guidance for the management of current and emerging situations. This is the first book specifically addressing genetic counseling, as opposed to general healthcare risk management.

Medical & VeterinaryPre-clinical medicine: basic sciencesMedical geneticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesSocial workCounselling & advice services Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 10/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9780387721743  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Susan Schmerler is a genetic counselor and supervisor in the Section of Genetics at the Children's Hospital of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey. Her academic post is as Associate in Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, where she serves as Chair of the Education Committee. From 1999 through 2003, she was the Chair of the Credentials Committee of the American board of Genetic Counseling.

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